Similar species to Spotted Joe Pye in growth and requirements, but Sweet Joe Pye is tolerant of shade. Pink blooms emerge later in fall on top of seven-foot stems. Vanilla-scented flowers attract Monarchs, Swallowtails, and other butterflies. Height and spread make this plant perfect for a border or the back of a garden. Prefers medium to moist loam soil but is more particular about moisture than soil type.
Ontario Hardiness Zone: 3 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)
How to tell the two Joe Pye species apart?
Spotted Joe Pye (Eupatorium Maculatum) has dark purple spotted stems all the way up.
Sweet Joe Pye (Eupatorium purpureum) has stems that are purple only at the leaf nodes.